Maritime Pine (Turpentine)

Maritime Pine (Turpentine)

A seaside conifer with branches clustered at the top and needles that are not very prickly. Its resin, which is not sap, accumulates in the wood and bark: it provides real protection against insects and fungal infections. Traditionally collected by incising the trunk, its distillation gives turpentine. This essential oil has a slightly harsh, resinous and woody scent and is unmistakably reminiscent of the pine tree typical of the Landes forests.

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The following summary is given for information purposes: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties* presented are taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications. Presentation This essential oil is obtained by distilling the resin of the maritime pine. It is composed almost exclusively of monoterpenes (pinenes). Their over-representation should not make us forget several marginal molecules whose variety makes the aroma more nuanced than one might think. Properties * In a respiratory mixture for diffusers (and only in this case), a small touch of turpentine essential oil will add vigour and oxygenating power. For cutaneous use, the monoterpenes of this pinus pinaster are analgesic, but their dermocausticity in their pure state must be taken into account. Essential oil can be used in baths for its sudorific virtues: using the Solubol, pour 10 to 20 drops of EO into the water of a barely warm bath. After about ten minutes, get out of the bath and let yourself dry naturally. Turpentine causes a rubefacient effect which favours the elimination of toxins. Psycho-emotional level A unique activator of vitality and warmth. A vector of warmth but also, as oleoresin is obliged to do, a vector of lightening, of openness and, in the end, of lucidity and detachment. These trees offer us a marvellous cordial, their slightly gaunt verticality resembling a quest for heaven and light.

Bio
Yes
OLFACTORY NOTES
Warm, balsamic
Slow cosmétique label
Yes
Wellbeing
Muscular comfort,  Respiratory comfort